Which federal government services are affected by the shutdown?


Librarians are definitely a scientist’s best friend! Check out this post from Laura Barnes via her Environmental News Bits blog for a compiled list of online data resources that are affected by the government shutdown and a few tips on how to access some archived materials. Follow or subscribe to her blog to stay up-to-date on environmental news, publications and resources.

Environmental News Bits

USA.gov’s Government Shutdown web site provides summaries of what services are affected by the shutdown and a link to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s government operations status page.

Currently, the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE’s web sites are available, but with a notice that they will not be updated until government operations resume. The ENERGY STAR web site is still up, but online tools and applications and the ENERGY STAR hotline will be unavailable until the government reopens.

USDA’s web site is currently unavailable, as are those for the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service. The last three agencies are all part of the U.S. Department of Interior and their web sites are now redirecting to the main DOI web page, which includes a notice similar to DOE’s regarding the shutdown.

The White House has agency contingency plans

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